Part Time: 6 months | Start dates: February, May or September
CIPPET offers part-time postgraduate programmes to prepare allied health professionals to practise as either independent or supplementary prescribers and to meet the standards set by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
The programme comprises teaching and learning, which include taught days, self-directed study time, assessment and workplace-based learning (the 78 hours of learning in practice).
Once approval has been received, details of our accreditation will be provided here.
Students studying the programme will be assessed at level 7, leading to a Postgraduate Certificate (60 academic credits).
Applicants can choose between studying one day a week (Thursdays) or on our intensive weekend programme for those who want a more flexible study arrangement.
Upcoming cohort enrolment options:
We are now accepting applications to this programme, and we expect the course to run in February 2020. However, please note that formal confirmation that the HCPC will accredit the programme will not be received until 24 January 2020. Successful applicants will be offered a place on the February 2020 course, but this will be subject to this formal confirmation from the HCPC. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, please follow the steps below to apply.
Study our intensive programme at weekends over six to ten months.
Applications are open now.
Dates for interviews: TBC
Enrolment timetable: this will be available once it is confirmed.
Deadline for applications: Friday 3 January 2020
Required documents to be submitted with application are found in the 'Entry requirements' section below, along with information about how to apply online.
If you are interested in applying after the deadline, please contact email@example.com - sometimes we can operate a waiting list in case applicants withdraw at the last minute.
Full details on how to apply will be available here once approval to offer the programme has been received from the HCPC. In preparation for an application the following information may be useful.
Before you apply
1. Confirm you meet the professional entry requirements:
You must be registered with the HCPC in one of the relevant Allied Health Professions (physiotherapists, podiatrists, therapeutic radiographers, paramedics, diagnostic radiographers, dietitians).
You are normally expected to have at least three years relevant post-qualification experience in the clinical area in which you will be prescribing.
You must be working at an advanced practitioner or equivalent level.
You must be professionally practising in an environment where there is an identified need for you to regularly use independent or supplementary prescribing.
You must be able to demonstrate support from your employer/sponsor including confirmation you will have appropriate supervised practice in the clinical area in which you are expected to prescribe.
You must be able to demonstrate medicines and clinical governance arrangements are in place to support safe and effective independent or supplementary prescribing.
You must be able to demonstrate how you reflect on your own performance and take responsibility for your own Continuing Professional Development (CPD) including development of networks for support, reflection and learning.
2. Applicants must have a Designated Prescribing Practitioner, the DPP, (also called a practice educator) to support their learning, this is an HCPC requirement. Information about the role is available in the document below. It is the responsibility of the applicant to secure this support, you should only apply once you have agreement to support you from the nominated DPP.
3. You should confirm you are able to attend all the study days using the enrolment timetable in the upcoming cohort enrolment information. If you are unable to attend all of the study days, your success in gaining a place on the course may be affected — please consider applying for the next cohort.
If you are being part sponsored: Proof of funding (some NHS organisations require a Purchase Order number for the payment of invoices. This must be stated on this letter to ensure invoices are paid promptly).
What will you study?
The final programme and modular structure will be available on our website when applications are open. To register your interest, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much will it cost?
New UK/EU students: £2,200 per year
New international students: £ per year
Financial support for your studies
Applicants can be fully or partly sponsored by their employer to undertake the programme. There is information on how to provide proof of sponsorship in the 'Entry requirements' section above.
For all other potential HEE sponsorship/commissioned options, you should contact your local HEE Branch Educational Commission Manager.
What career can you have?
Our programmes are focused on developing your professional competence and confidence. Network with other healthcare professionals from a range of employers and sectors to help identify future career options. The academic credits from this programme can also be used towards our MSc in Advancing Healthcare Practice qualification.
We can also offer advice to help you meet your professional regulator revalidation requirements and/or leadership body credentialing processes and support you in building a personal learning plan to enhance your career prospects.